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### 2002, Volume 57, Issue 2

**145-150 Optimality of orthogonally blocked diallels with specific combining abilities***by*Chung Choi, Kuey & Chatterjee, Kashinath & Das, Ashish & Gupta, Sudhir**151-155 A note on some new renewal ageing notions***by*Bon, Jean-Louis & Illayk, Abbas**157-170 Decoupling and domination inequalities with application to Wald's identity for martingales***by*de la Peña, Victor H. & Zamfirescu, Ingrid-Mona**171-177 A moment inequality for decreasing (increasing) mean residual life distributions with hypothesis testing application***by*Abu-Youssef, S. E.**179-182 A link between the multivariate cumulative distribution function and the hitting function for random closed sets***by*Grunert da Fonseca, V. & Fonseca, C. M.**183-191 Some maximal inequalities and complete convergences of negatively associated random sequences***by*Huang, Wen-Tao & Xu, Bing**193-204 The use of spacings in the estimation of a scale parameter***by*Balakrishnan, N. & Papadatos, N.**205-214 A new class of score generating functions for regression models***by*Choi, Young Hun & Öztürk, Ömer

### 2002, Volume 57, Issue 1

**1-8 Remarks on compound Poisson approximation of Gaussian random sequences***by*Hashorva, Enkelejd & Hüsler, Jürg**9-15 Central limit theorem for U-statistics of associated random variables***by*Dewan, Isha & Prakasa Rao, B. L. S.**17-22 Donkey walk and Dirichlet distributions***by*Letac, Gérard**23-31 Mixtures of exponential distributions and stochastic orders***by*Bartoszewicz, Jaroslaw**33-41 Upper stop-loss bounds for sums of possibly dependent risks with given means and variances***by*Genest, Christian & Marceau, Étienne & Mesfioui, Mhamed**43-52 An EM type algorithm for maximum likelihood estimation of the normal-inverse Gaussian distribution***by*Karlis, Dimitris**53-63 Some connections between Bayesian and non-Bayesian methods for regression model selection***by*Liang, Faming**65-77 Coefficient constancy test in AR-ARCH models***by*Ha, Jeongcheol & Lee, Sangyeol**79-89 Breakdown points of Cauchy regression-scale estimators***by*Mizera, Ivan & Müller, Christine H.**91-100 Minimax variance estimation of a correlation coefficient for [var epsilon]-contaminated bivariate normal distributions***by*Shevlyakov, Georgy L. & Vilchevski, Nikita O.**101-109 On the asymptotic behaviour of unit-root tests in the presence of a Markov trend***by*Psaradakis, Zacharias

### 2002, Volume 56, Issue 4

**345-353 A random power record model***by*Hofmann, Glenn & Nagaraja, H. N.**355-360 Variations of Fréchet measures of p-stable motions***by*Blei, R. C. & Towghi, Nasser**361-367 Estimating monotone functions***by*Low, Mark G. & Kang, Yung-Gyung**369-380 On the average run lengths of quality control schemes using a Markov chain approach***by*Fu, James C. & Spiring, Fred A. & Xie, Hansheng**381-393 Estimation of the maximum and minimum in a model for bounded, dependent data***by*Martinsek, Adam T.**395-398 Unimodality of the distribution of record statistics***by*Basak, Prasanta & Basak, Indrani**399-404 A local limit theorem for random walk maxima with heavy tails***by*Asmussen, Søren & Kalashnikov, Vladimir & Konstantinides, Dimitrios & Klüppelberg, Claudia & Tsitsiashvili, Gurami**405-417 On explicit occupation time distributions for Brownian processes***by*Hooghiemstra, Gerard**419-423 Characterization of the monotone case for a best choice problem with a random number of objects***by*Porosinski, Zdzislaw**425-430 The BLUPs are not "best" when it comes to bootstrapping***by*Morris, Jeffrey S.**431-437 Nonparametric tests for random effects in the balanced incomplete block design***by*Nugroho, Sigit & Govindarajulu, Z.**439-446 On global consistency of a bivariate survival estimator under univariate censoring***by*Kosorok, Michael R.

### 2002, Volume 56, Issue 3

**227-238 Estimation of equifrequency histograms***by*Burman, Prabir**239-250 A unified treatment of direct and indirect estimation of a probability density and its derivatives***by*Abdous, Belkacem & Germain, Stéphane & Ghazzali, Nadia**251-259 Strong laws for Euclidean graphs with general edge weights***by*Jiménez, Raúl & Yukich, J. E.**261-269 Density deconvolution based on wavelets with bounded supports***by*Pensky, Marianna**271-281 An insight into linear calibration: univariate case***by*Liao, Jason J. Z.**283-288 A note on a simple Markov bilinear stochastic process***by*Cline, Daren B. H. & Pu, Huay-min H.**289-300 Robust model selection in regression via weighted likelihood methodology***by*Agostinelli, Claudio**301-307 Hausdorff dimension of Weierstrass-Mandelbrot process***by*Szulga, Jerzy**309-319 Symmetric and isomorphic properties of qualitative probability structures on a finite set***by*Hadjicostas, Petros**321-327 On best choice problems having similar solutions***by*Porosinski, Zdzislaw**329-343 Estimation of regression functions with a discontinuity in a derivative with local polynomial fits***by*Huh, J. & Carrière, K. C.

### 2002, Volume 56, Issue 2

**113-120 A uniform limit theorem for predictive distributions***by*Berti, Patrizia & Rigo, Pietro**121-129 Estimation of a parameter vector restricted to a cone***by*Ouassou, Idir & Strawderman, William E.**131-141 Six multivariate Zipf distributions and their related properties***by*Yeh, Hsiaw-Chan**143-146 Hoeffding's inequality for uniformly ergodic Markov chains***by*Glynn, Peter W. & Ormoneit, Dirk**147-154 Profile quasi-likelihood***by*Lin, Lu & Zhang, Runchu**155-161 On the use of generalized linear models following a sequential design***by*Rosenberger, William F. & Hu, Mingxiu**163-170 A dependent bivariate t distribution with marginals on different degrees of freedom***by*Jones, M. C.**171-175 On a Bayesian aspect for soft wavelet shrinkage estimation under an asymmetric Linex loss***by*Huang, Su-Yun**177-191 A note on estimating the change-point of a gradually changing stochastic process***by*Aue, Alexander & Steinebach, Josef**193-197 Random walks on trees and the law of iterated logarithm***by*Konsowa, Mokhtar H.**199-206 A note on various holding probabilities for random lazy random walks on finite groups***by*Hildebrand, Martin**207-216 Testing against ordered alternatives for multivariate censored survival data***by*Dubnicka, Suzanne R.**217-225 A more powerful step-up procedure for controlling the false discovery rate under independence***by*Kwong, Koon-Shing & Wong, Ee-Hwee

### 2002, Volume 56, Issue 1

**1-5 Sample size determination for constructing a constant width confidence interval for a binomial success probability***by*Liu, W. & Bailey, B. J. R.**7-12 Rates of weak convergence for images of measures by families of mappings***by*Mas, André**13-22 Statistical implications of selectively reported inferential results***by*Loperfido, Nicola**23-35 On the Bickel-Rosenblatt test for first-order autoregressive models***by*Lee, Sangyeol & Na, Seongryong**37-43 On the confidence region for the bivariate co-ordinate-wise quantiles of the continuous bivariate distribution functions***by*Barakat, H. M.**45-50 Exact distribution of positive linear combinations of inverted chi-square random variables with odd degrees of freedom***by*Witkovský, Viktor**51-56 Mean squared error properties of the kernel-based multi-stage median predictor for time series***by*De Gooijer, Jan G. & Gannoun, Ali & Zerom, Dawit**57-67 Asymptotic distributions for goodness-of-fit statistics in a sequence of multinomial models***by*Györfi, L. & Vajda, I.**69-75 A new class of nearly self-financing strategies***by*Salopek, D. M.**77-82 On the invariant estimation of an exponential scale using doubly censored data***by*T. Madi, Mohamed**83-91 The symmetry in the martingale inequality***by*Lee, Sungchul & Su, Zhonggen**93-100 Comparison theorem for solutions of backward stochastic differential equations with continuous coefficient***by*Liu, Jicheng & Ren, Jiagang**101-112 Law of iterated logarithm and consistent model selection criterion in logistic regression***by*Qian, Guoqi & Field, Chris

### 2001, Volume 55, Issue 4

**339-343 A note on the variance of a lightly trimmed mean when multiple outliers are present in the sample***by*Balakrishnan, N. & David, H. A.**345-352 Moderate deviations for the maximum likelihood estimator***by*Gao, Fuqing**353-358 Estimation of conditional L1-median from dependent observations***by*Berlinet, Alain & Cadre, Benoît & Gannoun, Ali**359-366 Sets of random variables with a given uncorrelation structure***by*Ostrovska, Sofiya**367-376 The best constant in the Rosenthal inequality for nonnegative random variables***by*Ibragimov, R. & Sharakhmetov, Sh.**377-384 Tail behavior of the least-squares estimator***by*Jurecková, Jana & Koenker, Roger & Portnoy, Stephen**385-396 The Glivenko-Cantelli theorem based on data with randomly imputed missing values***by*Mojirsheibani, Majid**397-401 Integrated squared error estimation of Cauchy parameters***by*Besbeas, Panagiotis & Morgan, Byron J. T.**403-411 Validity of the Aalen-Johansen estimators of stage occupation probabilities and Nelson-Aalen estimators of integrated transition hazards for non-Markov models***by*Datta, Somnath & Satten, Glen A.**413-419 Robust inference for generalized linear models with application to logistic regression***by*Adimari, Gianfranco & Ventura, Laura**421-430 Martingale transforms and Girsanov theorem for long-memory Gaussian processes***by*Mishura, Yuliya & Valkeila, Esko**431-438 The law of large numbers with exceptional sets***by*Berkes, István**439-449 A note on kernel assisted estimators in missing covariate regression***by*Wang, Suojin & Wang, C. Y.

### 2001, Volume 55, Issue 3

**227-238 Moment and probability inequalities for sums of bounded additive functionals of regular Markov chains via the Nummelin splitting technique***by*Clémençon, S. J. M.**239-246 On the distribution of the domination number for random class cover catch digraphs***by*Priebe, Carey E. & DeVinney, Jason G. & Marchette, David J.**247-255 Extended covariance identities and inequalities***by*Privault, Nicolas**257-268 Behaviour of Dickey-Fuller F-tests under the trend-break stationary alternative***by*Sen, Amit**269-280 Second-order biases of maximum likelihood estimates in overdispersed generalized linear models***by*Cordeiro, Gauss M. & Botter, Denise A.**281-291 Rates of convergence of autocorrelation estimates for autoregressive Hilbertian processes***by*Guillas, Serge**293-299 Asymptotic properties of location estimators based on projection depth***by*Kim, Jeankyung & Hwang, Jinsoo**301-309 On conditional compactly uniform pth-order integrability of random elements in Banach spaces***by*Cabrera, Manuel Ordóñez & Volodin, Andrei I.**311-318 Consistency of nonparametric maximum likelihood estimation of a distribution function based on doubly interval-censored failure time data***by*Fang, Hong-Bin & Sun, Jianguo**319-328 Generalised bootstrap in non-regular M-estimation problems***by*Bose, Arup & Chatterjee, Snigdhansu**329-338 On the distribution of surplus immediately before ruin under interest force***by*Yang, Hailiang & Zhang, Lihong

### 2001, Volume 55, Issue 2

**113-124 On the number of points near the multivariate maxima***by*Hashorva, Enkelejd & Hüsler, Jürg**125-135 Efficiency comparison of methods for estimation in longitudinal regression models***by*Qu, Roger P. & Shao, Jun & Palta, Mari**137-145 Generalized edge frequency polygon for density estimation***by*Dong, Jianping & Zheng, Chuang**147-158 L2-tests for sparse multinomials***by*Liero, Hannelore**159-162 Concentration of capital--the product form of the Law of Large Numbers in L1***by*Oleszkiewicz, Krzysztof**163-171 Two comparison theorems for nonlinear first passage times and their linear counterparts***by*Alsmeyer, Gerold**173-180 Kernel density estimation: the general case***by*Campos, V. S. M. & Dorea, C. C. Y.**181-186 An extension of the Erdös-Neveu-Rényi theorem with applications to order statistics***by*Kaluszka, M. & Okolewski, A.**187-192 A note on the distribution of integrals of geometric Brownian motion***by*Bhattacharya, Rabi & Thomann, Enrique & Waymire, Edward**193-203 Maximum likelihood estimation of a nonparametric signal in white noise by optimal control***by*Milstein, G. N. & Nussbaum, M.**205-212 Improved Steffensen type bounds on expectations of record statistics***by*Gajek, L. & Okolewski, A.**213-220 The mean radius of curvature of an exponential family***by*Abdelhamid, Hassairi & Afif, Masmoudi**221-226 Species accumulation functions and pure birth processes***by*Gorostiza, L. G. & Díaz-Francés, E.

### 2001, Volume 55, Issue 1

**1-7 Likelihood estimation after nonparametric transformation***by*Cheung, Ying-Kuen & Fine, Jason P.**9-17 Asymptotic local test for linearity in adaptive control***by*Poggi, Jean-Michel & Portier, Bruno**19-27 Ordered sample from two-parameter GEM distribution***by*Yamato, Hajime & Sibuya, Masaaki & Nomachi, Toshifumi**29-38 Perpetuities and asymptotic change-point analysis***by*Baron, Michael & Rukhin, Andrew L.**39-44 A note on multivariate M-quantiles***by*Breckling, Jens & Kokic, Philip & Lübke, Oliver**45-52 Convergence and symmetry of infinite products of independent random variables***by*Simonelli, Italo**53-61 On the efficiency of extended generalized estimating equation approaches***by*Sutradhar, Brajendra C. & Kumar, Pranesh**63-69 Strong ergodicity of monotone transition functions***by*Zhang, Hanjun & Chen, Anyue & Lin, Xiang & Hou, Zhenting**71-82 Multivariate negative aging in an exchangeable model of heterogeneity***by*Spizzichino, F. & Torrisi, G. L.**83-88 Statistical analysis of the inhomogeneous telegrapher's process***by*Iacus, Stefano Maria**89-97 Some estimates of geometric sums***by*Bon, Jean-Louis & Kalashnikov, Vladimir**99-105 How many moments can be estimated from a large sample?***by*Kagan, Abram & Nagaev, Sergei**107-112 Stochastic comparisons of random minima and maxima from life distributions***by*Bartoszewicz, Jaroslaw

### 2001, Volume 54, Issue 4

**341-345 Selecting the best splits for classification trees with categorical variables***by*Shih, Yu-Shan**347-356 Asymptotics for moving average processes with dependent innovations***by*Wang, Qiying & Lin, Yan-Xia & Gulati, Chandra M.**357-362 On the exact asymptotic behaviour of the distribution of the supremum in the "critical" case***by*Sgibnev, M. S.**363-371 Large deviations probabilities for a test of symmetry based on kernel density estimator***by*Osmoukhina, Anna V.**373-379 Extremal limit laws for a class of bivariate Poisson vectors***by*Coles, Stuart & Pauli, Francesco**381-387 Quadratic forms of skew-normal random vectors***by*Loperfido, Nicola**389-395 Identifiability of cure models***by*Li, Chin-Shang & Taylor, Jeremy M. G. & Sy, Judy P.**397-403 Estimating the marginal survival function in the presence of time dependent covariates***by*Satten, Glen A. & Datta, Somnath & Robins, James**405-411 Efficiency of finite state space Monte Carlo Markov chains***by*Mira, Antonietta**413-415 Maximum asymptotic variance of sums of finite Markov chains***by*León, Carlos A.**417-425 Asymptotic results for FGM random sequences***by*Hashorva, Enkelejd**427-435 Improved estimators for constrained Markov chain models***by*Müller, Ursula U. & Schick, Anton & Wefelmeyer, Wolfgang**437-447 Bayesian quantile regression***by*Yu, Keming & Moyeed, Rana A.

### 2001, Volume 54, Issue 3

**227-232 On some characterizations of spherical distributions***by*Arellano-Valle, Reinaldo B.**233-241 Edgeworth expansions in Gaussian autoregression***by*Marsh, Patrick**243-249 On the asymptotics of discrete order statistics***by*Athreya, J. S. & Sethuraman, S.**251-259 Euler scheme for solutions of a countable system of stochastic differential equations***by*San Martín, Jaime & Torres, Soledad**261-268 Modified bootstrap consistency rates for U-quantiles***by*Janssen, Paul & Swanepoel, Jan & Veraverbeke, Noël**269-276 The distribution of the usual provider continuity index under Markov dependence***by*Lou, W. Y. Wendy**277-282 Distribution functions of copulas: a class of bivariate probability integral transforms***by*Nelsen, Roger B. & Quesada-Molina, José Juan & Rodríguez-Lallena, José Antonio & Úbeda-Flores, Manuel**283-290 Wherefore similar tests?***by*Cohen, Arthur & Sackrowitz, Harold B.**291-299 A new construction of random Colombeau distributions***by*Çapar, Ulug & Aktuglu, Hüseyin**301-315 Bounds for means and variances of progressive type II censored order statistics***by*Balakrishnan, N. & Cramer, E. & Kamps, U.**317-324 Subordination and self-decomposability***by*Sato, Ken-iti**325-329 Convergence in probability of the Mallows and GCV wavelet and Fourier regularization methods***by*Amato, Umberto & De Canditiis, Daniela**331-340 MSE dominance of the pre-test iterative variance estimator over the iterative variance estimator in regression***by*Ohtani, Kazuhiro

### 2001, Volume 54, Issue 2

**115-124 A note on estimating the diameter of a truncated moment class***by*Tardella, Luca**125-135 A self-adaptive technique for the estimation of the multifractal spectrum***by*Broniatowski, Michel & Mignot, Pascal**137-145 On the determination of robust settings in parameter design experiments***by*Shirley Hou, X. & Wu, C. F. J.**147-152 A note on the difficulties associated with the analysis of capture-recapture experiments with heterogeneous capture probabilities***by*Huggins, Richard**153-159 A note on kernel density estimators with optimal bandwidths***by*Hjort, Nils Lid & Walker, Stephen G.**161-169 On the quasi-everywhere regularity of the local time of one-dimensional diffusion process in Besov space***by*Zhang, Xicheng**171-182 Some extremal type elliptical distributions***by*Kotz, Samuel & Nadarajah, Saralees**183-187 A note on a theorem of Karlin***by*Stenflo, Örjan**189-192 A characterization for orthogonal arrays of strength two via a regression model***by*Chan, Ling-Yau & Fang, Kai-Tai & Mukerjee, Rahul**193-203 Moment bounds and central limit theorem for functions of Gaussian vectors***by*Soulier, Philippe**205-214 Deconvolution with arbitrarily smooth kernels***by*Cator, Eric A.**215-226 Normal approximation for quasi-associated random fields***by*Bulinski, Alexander & Suquet, Charles

### 2001, Volume 54, Issue 1

**1-3 The F-test of homoscedasticity for correlated normal variables***by*Cacoullos, Theophilos**5-12 Rank estimating equations for random effects models***by*Chen, Chu-chih**13-19 Exponential inequalities for two-parameter martingales***by*Moret, Sílvia & Nualart, David**21-31 Distribution and expectation bounds on order statistics from possibly dependent variates***by*Papadatos, Nickos**33-40 Cook's distance in local polynomial regression***by*Kim, Choongrak & Lee, Yonjoo & Park, Byeong U.**41-45 A small sample calibration method for the empirical likelihood ratio***by*Tsao, Min**47-60 Stochastic fractional-order differential models with fractal boundary conditions***by*Ruiz-Medina, M. D. & Anh, V. V. & Angulo, J. M.**61-65 Uniqueness, consistency and optimality in spherical regression experiments***by*Shin, Hwashin H. & Takahara, Glen K. & Murdoch, Duncan J.**67-73 On different topologies for set-indexing collections***by*Aletti, Giacomo**75-78 Path continuity of the nonlinear filter***by*Bhatt, Abhay G. & Karandikar, Rajeeva L.**79-92 A family of tests for right spread order***by*Belzunce, F. & Pinar, J. F. & Ruiz, J. M.**93-99 The p-optimal martingale measure in continuous trading models***by*Arai, Takuji**101-105 When Lorenz met Lyapunov***by*Dall'Aglio, Marco & Scarsini, Marco**107-112 A uniform bound on the characteristic function of the exponentially tilted null-distribution of a simple linear rank statistic and its rate of convergence***by*Froda, Sorana & van Eeden, Constance

### 2001, Volume 53, Issue 4

**339-346 The distribution of sizes of ordered level sets***by*Dykstra, Richard & Chen, Yeh-Fong**347-356 Functional methods for logistic regression on random-effect-coefficients for longitudinal measurements***by*Wang, C. Y. & Huang, Yijian**357-362 Posterior variance for quadratic natural exponential families***by*Pommeret, Denys**363-372 Stochastic comparisons of mixtures of convexly ordered distributions with applications in reliability theory***by*Belzunce, Félix & Shaked, Moshe**373-379 Resampling non-homogeneous spatial data with smoothly varying mean values***by*Sjöstedt-de Luna, Sara**381-390 A method for fitting stable autoregressive models using the autocovariation function***by*Gallagher, Colin M.**391-399 On the multivariate probability integral transformation***by*Genest, Christian & Rivest, Louis-Paul**401-407 A weak notion of equivalence in Bayesian statistical theory***by*Nogales, Agustín G. & Oyola, José A. & Pérez, Paloma**409-413 On the normal uniform local domain of attraction for intermediate order statistics***by*Segers, Johan**415-419 On dependence structures preserving optimality***by*Markiewicz, Augustyn**421-428 On a piece-wise deterministic Markov process model***by*Borovkov, K. & Novikov, A.**429-434 On a locally Bahadur optimal test for no contamination in mixtures from the one-parameter exponential family***by*Pal, Chandranath**435-447 Cramer-Rao bounds for fractional Brownian motions***by*Coeurjolly, Jean-François & Istas, Jacques

### 2001, Volume 53, Issue 3

**227-233 On the best constant in Marcinkiewicz-Zygmund inequality***by*Ren, Yao-Feng & Liang, Han-Ying**235-239 On inverse moments of nonnegative random variables***by*Garcia, Nancy Lopes & Palacios, José Luis**241-247 Characterization of distributions symmetric with respect to a group of transformations and testing of corresponding statistical hypothesis***by*Klebanov, L. B. & Kozubowski, T. J. & Rachev, S. T. & Volkovich, V. E.**249-258 Improvements on the kernel estimation in line transect sampling without the shoulder condition***by*Zhang, Shunpu**259-267 A weak convergence for negatively associated fields***by*Zhang, Li-Xin & Wen, Jiwei**269-275 A method to derive strong laws of large numbers for random upper semicontinuous functions***by*Colubi, Ana & Santos Domínguez-Menchero, J. & López-Díaz, Miguel & Körner, Ralf**277-282 Distribution of the size of random hash trees, pebbled hash trees and N-trees***by*Christophi, Costas A. & Mahmoud, Hosam M.**283-292 On the asymptotic behaviour of the integrated square error of kernel density estimators with data-dependent bandwidth***by*Tenreiro, Carlos**293-298 Rate of convergence of bootstrapped empirical measures***by*Shao, Yongzhao**299-303 Random walks strictly confined to a subspace***by*Padmanabhan, A. S.**305-314 Hellinger distance estimation of SSAR models***by*Hili, Ouagnina**315-324 Multivariate stochastic comparisons of inspection and repair policies***by*Hu, Taizhong & Wei, Ying**325-329 Examples for the coefficient of tail dependence and the domain of attraction of a bivariate extreme value distribution***by*Schlather, Martin**331-337 Empirical saddlepoint approximations of the Studentized mean under simple random sampling***by*Dai, Wen & Robinson, John

### 2001, Volume 53, Issue 2

**113-121 Assessing local influence in PLS regression by the second order approach***by*Cheng, Bo & Wu, Xizhi**123-127 A note on geometric ergodicity and floating-point roundoff error***by*Breyer, Laird & Roberts, Gareth O. & Rosenthal, Jeffrey S.**129-142 A comparison of random and quasirandom points for nonparametric response surface design***by*Yue, Rong-Xian